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British Jews Fight Bill in Parliament to Outlaw Shechita As ‘inhumane’

Developments in the anti-Shechita (ritual slaughtering) campaign being conducted by various humanitarian societies were reported at a meeting of the Board of Deputies of British Jews by Eric J. N. Nabarro, acting chairman of its shechita committee. He said the sponsors of an anti-shechita bill now pending before Parliament and a campaign by the Council for Justice to Animals did not appear to be motivated by anti-Semitism but, he said, their propaganda was misleading and liable to spread anti-Jewish feelings. The present bill is the fourth to come before the House of Commons in recent years opposing the Jewish method of slaughtering cattle on grounds that it was inhumane. The bill is sponsored by David Ensor, a Laborite MP who intends to bring it to the floor for a reading next month.